Saskatoon Writers' Collective

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Welcome to the
Saskatoon Writers' Collective
(formerly the "Coop")

Are you looking for a supportive community of writers?

Maybe there's something in the water, or maybe it's the clean air, but the City of Saskatoon, and the communities that surround it, sprout writers the way the prairie sprouts crocuses.

Just like those prairie perennials, writers can flourish in their home environment. But without the right conditions, without a little encouragement from like-minded members of the community, even the hardiest writer is likely to struggle.

  • Maybe you'd like to improve your poetry, develop your essay, or even explore a brand-new genre, if only you could find a class or workshop to fit your schedule and budget.
  • Maybe you'd love to rub shoulders with other aspiring novelists, if only you knew where to meet them.
  • Perhaps you nurse a secret desire to read your work-in-progress at an open mic, but tremble at the thought of standing up in front of a room full of strangers.
  • Perhaps you're looking for a way to support the literary arts--as a writer and as a reader--if only you knew how.

The Saskatoon Writers' Collective Helps Writers Thrive

The Collective provides a sense of community, some welcome support, and plenty of opportunities to learn--just what you need to grow as a writer.

Enrol in one of our classes or workshops to jump-start your writing in the company of other creative people. Develop your skills as a poet, essayist, or story-teller. Challenge yourself to complete the writing assignments, and soak up the expert advice and feedback.

Do you teach a workshop or offer a presentation on the craft, or the business, of writing? The Collective Programming Committee would welcome your application or expression of interest. Contact the Collective to learn more.

Connect with other writers. The best way to get started is to attend one of our Open Mics--just to listen. Come alone, or bring a friend for moral support. When you're ready, you can try reading some of your own work-in-progress. (And you can still bring a friend for moral support.)

Become a part of Saskatoon's vibrant literary scene. There's always so much going on. As well as all the educational and social events offered by the Collective, there are also book launches, readings and workshops offered by other community organizations.

Our newsletter, emailed to all Collective members, lets you know where you need to be, and when you need to be there.

Join the Saskatoon Writers' Collective!

The Collective's membership includes poets, novelists, playwrights, journalists, essayists, people who write short stories, people who write non-fiction, people who write full time and people who can barely find the time. Some members have established themselves on the Canadian literary landscape; many have yet to emerge. The Saskatoon Writers' Collective supports, and celebrates, all of them.

Why not join us now?

Just go to the "Join Us" page.


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Join the Saskatoon Writers' Collective:

Members get:

  • discounts on most workshops
  • expanded reader rewards at McNally Robinson Bookstore
  • the Collective's monthly newsletter (optional)
  • access to the "Members Only" forum (your virtual coffee shop, where you can chat with other members)
- only $15 per year!

Just go to the "Join Us" page.


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THE SWC MEMBERS' FORUM - where we all meet, greet and talk about writing:

  • You must be a member of the Saskatoon Writers' Collective to participate in the forum. Why not join the Collective today?

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The Collective now has a new domain name which means that all old "Coop" email addresses will become obsolete. Please update your files to reflect only the information on our "Contact" page.


Donate to the Collective below:

We welcome any donations.

However, please be aware that donations are not tax deductible, as we are a non-charitable, non profit organization.

Thank you for supporting local writers!

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The Saskatoon Writers' Collective Inc. is a non-profit, non-charitable corporation.
Mailing address: Saskatoon Writers' Collective c/o The Refinery, 609 Dufferin Ave., Saskatoon, SK  S7N 1C4 Canada 

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